You win some, you, well, can’t please everyone

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Jan 052015

The January calendar has gotten a great response! You’ve provided great feedback, and we’ll incorporate as much of it as we can going forward.

And yes, I know some people don’t/won’t like it. Most of us learn at some point that we can’t please everyone, sad maybe, but alas very true.

The February calendar is ready to go and March will be up in a day or two. And the next few months to follow next week.

Our thank you for all the support you’ve shown over the past years!!

Onward and upward!

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New Year Gift

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Jan 022015

A small gift from Jewelry Artists Network. πŸ™‚

I had created a calendar for myself, that I could set as my desktop background on my computer as a nice reminder and I could print and make notes on. Then it occurred to me –
why not share it???

Due to SPAMMING becoming more of an issue, you’ll have to login to download the calendar. (don’t have a login with us? No worries – it’s free and only takes a moment!!) πŸ™‚

The calendar is an image file presently but we’re converting it to a document file as well. We’ll have a February and March calendar ready to go in a couple of days, so check back or

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Jan 012013

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL! I hope you rang in the new year safely! And I hope you are looking forward to, and planning for, a successful 2013!Β  If you have a habit of setting resolutions only to feel defeated when life gets in the way of your dreams,Β  be sure to check back and follow along as we test some proven tips to make permanent changes. We can walk forward together, supporting one another, confiding in one another, and succeeding TOGETHER.

Here at the network we ended the year on a really high, and crazy, note with the Advent Calendar. This was a last minute idea that we ran with. (hint #1 for 2013 – don’t delay – don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today – STOP PROCRASTINATING and don’t let FEAR win). All in all – despite some missed days – the whole thing was a lot of fun and quite a success!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who generously donated!

We gave away a lot really great items -> tutorials and tangibles, discounts, and deals…….and we met a LOT of new friends!Β  We gave away over 500 free tutorials graciously donated by Barrie Edwards, Perri Jackson, Cynthia Newcomer Daniel, Dianne Karg Baron, and myself; we gave away over $300 in prizes, and we linked to some awesome free items.

Here is a recap:

 Posted by at 4:23 pm
Dec 272012

Although Advent is technically over, we have one last giveaway to announce!

Barbara Lewis is giving away one copy of one of her new DVD’s put out by North Light. Barbara, who is known for making Enameling accessible by sharing her knowledge of torch firing enamels and her successful book, now has two new DVDs due for release any day (you can find them on Amazon soon!)

However, one lucky winner will get their choice of one of the DVDs through Barbara!


There is the Torch-Fired enamel basics DVD


The Bracelet torch fired enamel techniques DVD

This giveaway is set up a little differently, you will need to go to Barbara’s blog to participate.
You can find the details here:

Barbara Lewis – Painting with Fire

Go check it out and GOOD LUCK!
Side note: The winner of the “My Favorite things” giveaway will be announced later today. There was a lot of additional tallying to add in the various shares on facebook etc. I’ve almost got everything accounted for!                                                                     

 Posted by at 9:44 am
Dec 212012

Winner!!! Winner!!!

#68 – zoraida, who won with her ‘share’ entry – “Here are my facebook pages I shared this post on both – and”
In her other entry Zoraida said: I love tools and books! I do a lot of hammering and I would love hammer with a small head and fine edge like the bordering hammer. My most useful took is probably my square nose pliers. I couldn’t do my wirework withouth them! I’m sharing this post on facebook.


Today is another giveaway, and its kind of a big one. At least to me.


Today is the ‘some of my favorite things’ giveaway. Not to be confused with Oprah’s favorite things, I can’t even begin to compete with the Queen of…well, so many things….BUT, that doesn’t mean this won’t be an awesome cool, knock your socks off giveaway!


So what ARE some of my favorite things?


Well….tools for one –
like hammers – love my hammers.


I use my Peddinghaus bordering hammer ALL the time.


Oh and my lovely little riffler files…..they are perfect for getting into tight spaces.


Rocks are another favorite thing – in any shape or form!


oh and books, definitely books. I love books. πŸ™‚


And there are misc. other little items that make my life in the studio better, like my lovely little retractable sharpie. A silly thing maybe, but oh so nice. And my Xuron shears.


This giveaway will be comprised of a bunch of my favorite things…some, or all, of the above…..maybe some other items as well…..a mystery box chock full of goodies.Who doesn’t like a surprise package of studio stuff?


To enter:
Leave a comment below sharing YOUR favorite studio thing. (whether you own it or use it somewhere else)
For additional entries:
Post a link to this giveaway on your blog or facebook page and then come back here and post a link to your share in the comments below. You may earn an extra entry for each method of sharing.
So in total you have up to 3 entries. πŸ™‚

Entries close December 25th and a winner will be selected randomly. The winner will be announced here on December 26th by way of update to this post as well as an alert post. We will make one attempt to notify the winner, so please ensure your email address is valid and entered correctly. PLEASE check back to see if you are the winner, if we don’t hear from you within 48 hours we will draw another name.

 Posted by at 8:59 am

Day 16 Winner Update – –

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Dec 192012

Kim Anderson, if you read this – you are the winner from Day 16 however your email address is getting bounced. Please use the contact tab above to get in touch with us to claim your prize, otherwise we’ll draw a new winner in 48 hours.

Going forward, we’ll announce the winner on the blog and the winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or we’ll draw a new name. πŸ™‚ (This is fairly standard across blog giveaways and helps prevent a lot of work on our end trying to track people down)

THANKS for understanding and thanks for entering and reading everyone ! ! !

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